Arsenal keeper Cech left frustrated after being mocked on Twitter over weekend gaffe
The moment displayed on the video happened during the weekend match between Arsenal and Manchester City, which finished 0-2 to the visitors.
The official English Twitter account of German club Bayer Leverkusen, whose former goalkeeper Bernd Leno represents Arsenal starting this season, had a cheeky reply of their own to Cech’s gaffe.
Replying to the video, they tweeted ‘in case you were all wondering how to play out of the back’, posting a video of the recent departure Leno playing the ball out confidently from the back eventually leading to a Leverkusen goal.
In case you all were wondering how to play out of the back... pic.twitter.com/LZkxznsGPs— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) August 12, 2018
However, Cech clearly frustrated by the post opted to hit back at the ‘professionalism’ of the club adding ‘it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values’.
.@Arsenal we share important values which make us a big club not only on the football side . Fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship are the biggest ones you teach young footballers and it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values. .@bayer04_en— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 13, 2018
The Leverkusen official Twitter was quick to issue an apology highlighting the fact that Cech had failed to see the ‘banter’ in the issue.
Hi Petr. It seems our joke about wanting to see Leno, our former player, in action has been taken a bit more harshly/personally than intended. It was only a bit of banter. We’re all for the values you’ve stated and wish you and your big club all the best. Nice 1v1 save on Aguero!— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) August 13, 2018
The jokes ensued way past the original post with many being sympathetic to the Arsenal goalkeeper, quick to highlight that Cech has won more Champions League trophies that Bayer Leverkusen itself.
Witty users also hit back at the Bayer official account highlighting a mistake by Leno when he was playing for Leverkusen after completely missing the ball from a back pass that subsequently resulted in an own goal.